When Cat Asthma Strikes, Breathe Easier

When Does Cat Asthma Strike?

In the Spring we get to enjoy budding flowers and blossoming tree buds. Our pets get to run around in the warm sun and explore the world as it thaws and becomes productive. But for about 1% of cats, the Spring can mean more pollen and an aggravation of cat asthma.

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How Can You Tell If Your Cat Has Asthma?

Similar to with human asthma the symptoms to look out for in your cat are wheezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing which might force your cat to sit down, hunch their shoulders and stretch their neck as well as spit up foam.


What Can I Do?

If you see any signs that might point to asthma in your cat see a veterinarian immediately. Only an official diagnosis can ensure that you can properly treat your asthmatic cat. If your cat is diagnosed with asthma there are a few things to keep in mind:

-Your cat may fare better inside the house in urban areas where pollutants can stress asthmatic lungs

-Your cat should be kept indoors in the most pollen-heavy days of Spring or Fall

-You should regularly clean and dust your house while your cat is in a different area, ensuring a lack of household stimulants

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How to Treat Cat Asthma

Most vets will prescribe a bronchodilator or a steroid to ease breathing. Along with these medications a healthy and stress-free life and clean air will ensure that your cat can live a long and comfortable life.

To learn more about cat asthma and find the right treatments visit PetCareRx

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